Eduard M. Sato, Esq.
Attorney-at-law (California, USA)
Venture Capital & Company Financings
Other Business Transactions
Company counsel for a biomedical blockchain project
Company counsel for a Token Generation Event (ICO) involving over USD $22M of digital tokens
Company counsel for a Series A (raising USD $3.5M) and a Series B (raising USD $10M) for a biotech company
Company counsel for USD $20M of private placements for a manufacturing and materials-science company
Counsel for a Silicon Valley angel investor who has made numerous startup investments
Served as a securities counsel for several NASDAQ-traded companies
Counsel for a software development firm, a digital marketing firm, and for numerous real estate investment projects
B.A. in Political Science; and
Specialization in Business and Administration
graduated with a J.D. near the top of the class;
staff member of the Southern California Law Review;
three-time winner of the American Jurisprudence Award;
interned with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
associate attorney for a large entertainment law firm (clients were most often related to the movie and music industry);
worked on corporate deals with a securities law focus, as well as on tax-restructuring deals.
associate attorney for a large international law firm;
worked on Venture Capital, M&A and other corporate deals, often with a securities law focus;
deals almost always involved a cross-border component.
legal work with a deep appreciation of technology, especially blockchain and other distributed ledger technologies;
legal work immersed in the startup culture: Gitlab, Kubernetes, OKRs, KPIs, pitch decks, lean startup and other Silicon Valley methodologies;
legal advice rooted in entrepreneurism: only what is practical, effective and efficient.
legal advisor to EdTech Asia;
team advisor to an entrepreneur program at Thammasat University.